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By Richard Gearhart
Founding Partner

Copyright Law 101: A Comprehensive Guide for Artists, Creators, Entrepreneurs & Innovators

Copyrights – the most often misunderstood, but super important and potentially the most contentious form of Intellectual Property. This interactive presentation will cover a broad range of topics from what can or can’t be protected under copyright law, U.S. and international differences in copyright law, fair use of other copyrighted works, copyright trolls, sending and receiving cease and desist letters for copyright infringement, copyright protection in the age of social media and AI, and the most efficient and cost-effective ways to protect your creations. We invite all creators, artists, and authors who have or yet to have copyrights to attend to learn more and share their experiences and knowledge about the copyright rollercoaster ride!

Presented by the Entrepreneurial Strategy Series and Gearhart Law.


David Postolski, Esq. is a Senior Partner at Gearhart Law, is a registered patent attorney and Intellectual Property (IP) attorney for close to 20 years. David specializes in assisting inventors, creators, artists, start-ups, entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and emerging companies with their U.S and international IP strategy, protection, enforcement, and monetization. David is a frequent speaker and author on emerging IP issues and technologies including, raising capital, business formation, food science, software, licensing, Data and Privacy Compliance, equity-based crowdfunding, and compliance with other US and International Regulatory structures.

Steven Freedman is an Associate at Gearhart Law and is a 2023 J.D. Graduate of Benjamin L. Cardozo Law School. He holds a B.S. Degree in Business from the NYU Stern School of Business. Steven has 3 years of experience working with Gearhart Law throughout his academic career and has developed experience and specialization in both Trademarks and Copyrights, including in the drafting and prosecution of Trademark and Copyright applications with the USPTO and the Copyright Office. He has started working at Gearhart Law while he anticipates his admittance into the New York and New Jersey Bars.

This event is sponsored by Gearhart Law, a full service Intellectual Property firm specializing in Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law domestically and globally. We serve inventors, entrepreneurs, and established businesses. We can help you strategize and build your IP portfolio based on your business needs. Call us for a free consultation at 908-273-0700 or contact us through:

About the Author
Richard Gearhart, Esq. is the founder of Gearhart Law and the host of a weekly radio show for entrepreneurs called “Passage to Profit”. He has built a firm with an international presence that helps entrepreneurs from around the world with their patent, trademark and copyright needs. Richard commands a breadth of experience that comes from nearly 30 years of practice in the writing and prosecution of hundreds of patents, and in all aspects of Intellectual Property law. In 2022, Richard was recognized by ROI New Jersey as a 2022 ROI Influencer in the Law List category for being one of the best of the best in New Jersey for intellectual property law. Gearhart Law emerged from Richard’s passion for entrepreneurship and startups and his belief that entrepreneurship grows the economy and creates jobs. When we started Gearhart Law, our goal was to help and support the new business ventures of 500 entrepreneurs and inventors. After 12 years, the firm has far surpassed this goal; today, we look forward to helping even more inventors and entrepreneurs get off to a great start and reach their own goals.